Different Songs

Album: Midnight (2019)
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  • The danceable beat hides the heartache on this track, where Set It Off frontman Cody Carson ponders the reasons why a relationship didn't work out. He compares the romance to a well-worn guitar that's fallen apart and a once-loved song he's heard too many times. He elaborated on the song's meaning in a Songfacts Podcast interview, saying:

    "I had this long-term relationship that I was in, and it's my first time ever experiencing this and hopefully, the last, where you're with somebody for so long and in love in the honeymoon phase, but then after the honeymoon phase fades, so does your actual love for each other. And because you start to realize - was it just the spark initially? Was there any foundation there? Do we really have a lot in common? Do we have enough to get through the arguments and really fight to make this better? Are we capable of compromising and reconciling and making things as best as they can be?

    And that song is basically comparing that situation to a song you've heard 1000 times - like a song you first hear and it's like, 'Oh my God, it's my favorite song ever.' And then you don't even realize it, but then, you know, three or four years go by and you hear it again, and you're like, 'Oh my god, I used to love this song. But what happened?' It just faded away into the background. Or the first analogy is a brand new guitar and you're getting it in tune and then eventually that instrument wears down over time."
  • This is featured on the band's fourth studio album, Midnight, which finds them bringing back some of the aggression that was missing on their previous album, the bright and poppy Upside Down.

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